Second-story addition to Ballard rambler

Erik & Colleen loved their neighborhood, but desperately needed more space for their growing family. Building out wasn’t a viable option, so we added a second-story to give them the space they needed, and more distance between living and sleeping spaces. Because their neighbors to the south all have ramblers, they also ended up with a nice view and tons of light upstairs. The outdated exterior got a make-over, giving the house a lot more curb appeal.

project highlights

  • 500 sf second story addition
  • added approx. 4’ to the footprint of house to accommodate a stairwell without encroaching on main floor living space
  • bathroom with door to master and hallway for easy access
  • mosaic tiled shower pan
  • frameless glass shower door & panel
  • stackable washer & dryer in the bathroom for added convenience
  • new Hardi siding & paint on entire exterior
  • new windows & insulation on main level
  • budget friendly design & matierals


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We worked with Flying Dormer to add a second story to our house. They added a stairway, 2 bedrooms, and a bathroom. We could not be happier with the finished product. It's beautiful and was on budget.

Working with Maxim throughout the process of plans, permits, and construction was great the whole time. He's very honest and has high standards for himself and those he brings in to work with him. Everyone who came in (carpenter, plumber, electrician) did great work and worked fast. We passed all inspections the first time and didn't feel nickel and dimmed along the way.

When you're going to do a big project and see someone every day for months, it's important that there be good communication and trust. We had that with Maxim and were very happy to work with him.

We highly recommend his work - his estimates are accurate and his finished product is very high quality! We'd do it again without a second thought.

- Colleen S., Ballard

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